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International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT)

ISSN: 2249 8958, Volume-4 Issue 1, October 2014

Study of Solid Waste Management for Nashik City

Swati A. Patil, Leena N. Patil, Vaishali V. Ahire, Mosin A. Khatik, Rahul V. Thorat

Abstract- Rising population, technological advancement, Nashik is the third most industrialized city in Maharashtra
economical , industrial revolution and changing life style has after Mumbai and Pune.[4]Keeping the above facts in view
lead to various types of environmental problems. In this context overall integrated solid waste management facility was
sold waste is one of the major problame. It causes different type created. The solid waste generated is greater than 3 lakh
of pollution,spreaiding of various disease and due to dumping of
Metic tonnes per year which is a very huge quqntity of solid
solid waste soil also loose it's fertility .Solid wastes are those
organic and inorganic waste materials produced by various wate generation.
activities of the society. Improper solid waste management affects
on public health, causes environmental pollution, accelerates II. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN NASIK
natural resources degradation, climate change and greatly Nasik city was generating about 300 metric tonnes of solid
impacts the quality of life of human beings. The purpose of this waste per day in year 2006 which has raise to 441 metric
study is to describe the application and progress of the Reduce-
tonnes in year 2013. All the solid waste brought from every
Reuse-Recycle initiative and its gradual implementation and
development in solid waste management in Nashik(MH) India
ward in Nasik is brought at Municipal Solid Waste facility at
through the study of the municipal solid waste management Pathardi where it is processed there after sorting it. The
(MSWM) systems. plant has pre-sorting unit, aerobic compositing unit, leachate
treatment plant, Refuse Derives Fuel Plants, Animal Carcass
Keywords- Sources, Clasiification, Collection, Processing of
Incinerator and sanitary landfill etc. To combat this huge
waste ,Disposal
amount of solid waste generated, Nasik Municipal
Corporation has adopted best way of managing solid waste.
Nasik Municipal Corporation has abolished waste bins
India is the second largest nation in the world, with a system and has an introduced door to door collection of
population of 1.31 billion, but it does not have enough waste through Ghantagadis vehicles with the bells from
resources or adequate systems , to treat its solid wastes. 1996. Total of Ghantagadis more than 120 are on contract
Now a days India is facing a large problem of its increasing which receives waste from householders which is sorted out
urban population and available resources . [1]Urban society the recyclable material from it. It is disposed through
rejects and generates solid material regularly due to rapid recycling chain. Nasik Municipal Corporation has
increase in production and consumption.[2]The problem is established a plant for converting garbage into valuable
more acute in developing nations than in developed nations, compost or manure.The collected solid waste is transported
as their economic growth as well as urbanisation is more to compost plant where it is mechanically segregated and
rapid.GIZ-ASEM in partnership with the Ministry of processed to produce fine quality of compost. 40% non
Environment and Forests, Government of India, is biodegradable material which can not be converted into
supporting the Ministry of Urban Development, compost is transported to sanitary landfills sight. The cost of
Government of India and the Ministry of Housing & Urban production of 1 metric tonn compost manure is Rs 1700
Poverty Alleviation, Government of India in strengthening which is sold in the market at the rate of 2000 metric tonnes
the environmental components under the Jawaharlal Nehru which gives net profit of Rs 300 per metric tonnes. This
Renewal Mission (JNNURM) in this case in the sector of project of Municipal Solid Waste Management has made
Solid Waste Management. Within the scope of the technical city free from waste bins system.[4]
cooperation, 7 cities are included, namely, Cochin, Raipur,
1.1 Chief sources of solid waste generated in Municipal
Shimla, Nashik, Varanasi,Tirupati and Nainital.[3].The
present work is done for solid waste management of Nashik
city.Nashik is an important part of Mumbai-Pune-Nashik a) Household Waste.
Gold Triangle development plan. For the business purpose b)Commercials.
the city has to gear up for growth, expansion, socio- c)Street sweeping.
economical and business developments inNashik, which has d)Hotels and Restaurants.
been referred to as the "Wine Capital of India", is located in e)Clinics and dispensaries.
the Western Ghats, on the western edge of the Deccan f)Construction and Demolition.
peninsula on the banks of the River Godavari.. g)Sludges and Scales.[5]
1.2 Classification of solid Waste-
Manuscript Received on October 2014. a) Bioderadable wastes-Garbage (putrecible waste),
Prof. Swati A. Patil, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Food,vegetables, meat.
Pune, SITRC, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
Dr. Leena N. Patil, Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, b) Non Bioderadable wastes- Rubbish (nonputrecible waste
SITRC, India. ) either combustible or noncombustible. Rubber, wood,
Prof. Vaishali V. Ahire, Department of Mechanical Engineering, paper & Glass, metals,ceramic.
University of Pune, SITRC, India. c) Bio medical wastes-Pathological wastes- Cotton,Syringe
Prof. Mosin A. Khatik, Department of Chemistry, University of Pune,
SITRC, India. & plastic bottles.
Prof. Rahul V. Thorat, Department of Civil Engineering, University of d)Industrial waste- Eg. Paints, sand,metals, different
Pune, SITRC, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.

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e) Agricultural waste- farm animal manure & crop CITY (MH) INDIA


NMC has given contract of collection and transportation of
solid waste of the 6 divisions of the city to two contractors.
Contract of collection and transportation includes door to
door collection of solid waste through Ghanta Gadi and
transportation to Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Facility.
Solid waste is collected from 2.9 lakh households of 108
wards of the city through 124 Ghanta Gadis and ownership
of the Ghanta Gadis is with NMC.
Table 1: No. of establishments covered by door to door
Sr. No. Establishment type Total No. 3.1)Pre-sorting Unit:-It is electromechanical segregation
1 Households 2,97,890 system for incoming non segregated MSW with the capacity
of 500 TPD and it comprises of two lines with all necessary
2 Hotels and Restaurants 1806 requirements and materials. After mechanical segregation
3 Commercial Establishment 300 compostable material will go to windrow composting,
material with calorific value goes to RDF plant and inert
will be further processed at Inert Processing plant[8]
3.2) Aerobic Composting Unit:-Composting is done through
windrow composting method and sheds have been
constructed for windrows. Today out of total MSW 3 to 5 %
is converted into compost. The compost has already become
popular amongst the farmers within 100 km radius of
Nashik. By maintaining the price line of Rs2000/MT Ex-
factory level for loose form and Rs. 2450/- for packed form
with necessary backup support, entire quantity of compost
will be saleable in this belt. Once segregation at source will
be practiced then the quantity of generation of compost will
increase up to 10 to 15 % of total MSW.[8]
3.3) Inert processing unit:-Inert processing unit, with
capacity of 50 TPD, comprises of mechanical sieve and
airdensity separator. Main purpose of inert processing plant
is to recover the construction material from the waste and to
recycle it by selling or utilizing it for in house construction
activities. This is mainly to minimize landfill burden on
O&M cost and also saving of land.[8]
3.4) Leachate treatment plant:-Leachate treatment plant with
capacity of 0.4mld leachate or 10 TPD organic wasteshas
been installed for treatment of leachate coming out from the
windrows, the solid waste dumps and sanitary landfill site.
Proper arrangement for collection and transportation of
leachate has been made. As leachate is primarily generated
in monsoon season and during other period, same plant is
utilized for bio gas generation from organic waste. 40 KW
power is generated through the plant and utilized for
operation of pumps at MSWM facility.[8]
3.5) Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) Plant:-The high calorific
energy containing materials present in MSW are to be
handled separately from the stage of receiving at the tipping
floor onwards. RDF plant with capacity of 150 TPD is
installed for generation of fuel pellets from high calorific
value materials. Woody materials, paper products, textiles,
jute etc forms the main constituents of RDF which is a
valuable source of alternate energy. The technology for RDF
primarily focuses on refinement of MSW through material
re-combinations, segregation, drying, size reduction,
blending and homogenization. This material is further

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refined for separation of sand, dust, metals, glass etc before currently not entering the MSW stream. The responsibility
grinding or shredding. The shredded material is obtained as for disposing the construction debris is with the waste
fluff (<2 cm size) which is further processed into pellets, generators and not with the Corporation.
briquettes or bailing. NMC is exploring the possibilities for d. Street Sweeping/ Drain Cleaning: This material is
marketing of fuel pellets and nearby industries have shown collected by the safai karamcharis and
their interest for fuel pellets.[8] transported to the Ghanta Gadis in the respective wards.[7]
3.6)Animal Carcass Incinerator:-Dead animal carcass
incinerator with the capacity of 250Kg per hour is installed
forthe incineration of dead animals such as dogs, cattles

Process Flow of Current Municipal Solid Waste Streams in



Methods of Dispose of Solid Waste- In Nasik Municipal
Corporation, whatever the solid waste is collected, it is
sorted in two major types-First one the waste which is not
useful for any good purpose i.e. rejects non-recyclable
materials, it collects in the landfill. It is known as Non-
Biodegradable solid waste. Second one is the waste which
is utilize for any good purpose, it is sorted out separately i.e.
it is use to make manure. This method is known as
Decomposition of solid waste or Biodegradation.
4.1.Sanitary Landfill:
The solid waste that is not suitable for any processing is
transported to the sanitary landfill site. For this purpose, a
sanitary landfill in an area of 2 hector has been developed. VI. FUTURE SCOPE
All the necessary aspects of scientific land filling were Source segregation of waste is a statutory requirement as per
considered during creation of sanitary landfill. Proper the MSW (M&H) Rules, 2000. As mixed wet and dry waste
arrangement for leachate is also provided and this is loses value and makes it very difficult to handle the waste or
connected to the leachate treatment plant for further tosegregate it further.There is a thus need to segregate waste
processing.[7] at source into wet and dry fractions. Wet can be defined as
4.2. reduce/recycle/reuse/ of MSW Waste Streams in vegetable peels, food waste, garden waste, etc. Dry can be
Nashik: defined as metal, paper,wood, cloth, etc. Segregated waste is
a. Glass, paper, metal: A substantial amount is collected by easier to handle by the waste collectors. Treatment of
Ghantagadi workers and informal rag pickers and this is segregated waste is less energy intensive, reduces the burden
further handed over to scrap merchants in the city. to the environment, improves quality of compost and
b. Organic Waste: Organic waste is segregated at the increases the production of compost and recyclables.There
processing facility through the mechanical segregation is a further need to segregate and keep separately Hazardous
process and it is then converted to compost through aerobic and Hospital waste as per the MSW (M&H) Rules 2000,
composting. Most of the organic waste is converted in Hazardous Waste Management Rules 2008, and
compost and sold to farmers. Waste from permanent and BiomedicalWaste (M& H) Rules 1998.[9] In future there is
temporary vegetable markets is collected and transported to scope for improvement in selection of proper system of
the composting plant and reused as organic manure. collection & disposals, Number of vechicles should be
c. Construction Debris: NMC has identified sites for increased and euipments required for the processing plant is
dumping the construction debris. This waste stream is also increased for smooth funtioning of processing plant.

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The authors are thankful to Nahik Muncipal Corporation ,
Maharashtra, India . The authors are grateful to the officials
of the government Mr. Shashikant Jadhav (Sabhagruh
Neta , Nasik Municipal Carporation.) Dr. Kondiram
Pawar(Officer In Charge, Dept.- Medical Officer of Health,
Nasik Municipal Carporation.), Mr. R. K. Pawar.(Officer In
Charge, Superintending Engineer, Nasik Municipal

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[9] Municipal Solid Waste Management and Handling Rules (MSW
(M&H) Rules), 2000

Prof. Swati A. Patil, was born in Dhule, Maharashtra

(India) in 1983 She received the Bachelor in Civil
Engineering from the University of North Maharashtra,
Jalgaon, in 2005 and the Master in Enviornmental
Engineering from theUniversity of NorthMaharashtra,
Jalgaon, in 2011, both in Civil engineering.Her research
interests include environmental Engineering, Waste water treatment & solid
waste management

Dr. Leena N. Patil, was born in Jalgaon, Maharashtra

(India) in 1977. She received the Bachelor in Chemistry
from the University of North Maharashtra , Jalgaon, in
1998 and the Master in Chemistry from the University of
North Maharashtra, Jalgaon, in 2000, both in Chemistry
She had pursed the Ph.D. degree with the Department of
Chemical Sciences in University of North Maharashtra, Jalgaon. Her
research interests include Natural Products, Green Chemistry,
Environmental Chemistry. .

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